Stressed out, anxious, unsure. Hurt. It's no wonder. We get constant stimulation from social media, the news, email, phone calls, texts. Not to mention the exposure to wifi networks that criss cross around our cities and towns affecting our glandular system which controls our moods. Our brains are computers that are used to operating with slower processing speed, and the rate at which we are using them is causing a lot of strain. There's bigger strain on our bodies than ever before. What's more, what used to work for stress relief no longer works. Not sure where to find relief?
There's a tool that I teach to release tension, build the nervous system, and take back control of the monkey mind. It's called Kundalini Yoga, an ancient yoga practice coming soon to a studio near you. Once you get over the weirdness of it and keep up a regular practice the noticeable effects include a feeling of calm, and greater control over emotions. Students report feeling less anxious and an increased ability to focus. An added, and I could argue greater benefit, is a stronger meditative mind allowing access to one's internal source of wisdom, or intuition. Some call this the soul.
Now more than ever is the time to practice Kundalini Yoga.
How does it work?
An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning "truth is my identity." The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. We learn to recognize our thought patterns and make conscious decisions rather than react impulsively and with reference to habit.
Kundalini Yoga balances the nervous system and the glandular system. By strengthening these two systems within our bodies, much of the physical and mental stress we feel could be alleviated. The breathwork opens our lungs and helps to detox our physical and mental selves from the pollution of the times. Chanting meditations also help to tranquilize the mind, soothe our nerves and lift our mood. Most of all, it is accessible to everyone and once you learn it, you can practice it just about anywhere, on your own time and schedule. Relief is just a few breaths away.
What is Kundalini?
Kundalini derives its meaning from the sanskrit word "coiled one". The imagery is of a coiled serpent asleep at the base of the spine. The serpent represents the generative force or creative energy in each of us. When blocked by subconscious patterns of thought or behavior the result can be feelings of anger, frustration, fear, dispair, lethergy, addiction, hyper-activity, a lack of concentration, etc. These emotions when trapped in the body's energy systems blocks the flow of energy that can bring us to fulfillment. Kundalini yoga works on clearing the chakras to allow the Kundalini Energy to rise unimpeded.
It is time. Practice with me.
220 hrs Kundalini Teacher Certification - Kundalini Research Institute 200 hrs Yoga Certification Yoga Alliance 500 hrs Yoga Certification (in progress) Yoga Alliance Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise, 2006-Present
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